Thursday 27 December 2012


Amsterdam Here I Am December Charts

  1. Typesun   Work Is Love Made Visible LP  Root Elevation
  2. Chromatic Filters   Distant Roots EP   Rebirth
  3. Brisa  Move On EP   Jazzy Sport
  4. Souleance  La Beat Tape   First Word
  5. Flume  Holdon On LP  Future Classics
  6. Philip Owusu  Various Nu   CDR
  7. Oizo   Unreleased, Unfinished, Unpleasant LP   CDR 
  8. Forget Me Not   Big Tings  Losing Suki
  9. Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra    Towards Othe Worlds  First Word
10. Artifact  We Trapped   SomeThinkSounds
11. Decyfer  Chewed Up   XVI Rec
12. Kid Sublime   The Cool Down  CDR
13. James Zabiela   The Healing  Born Electric 
14. Nubian Mindz  Hacker Wacker  Disko404
15. MdCL & The Rotterdam Jazz Orch  Take The Space Trane LP  Tru Thoughts 
16. Jorge Velez  MMT Tape Series 1996-1999   Rush Hour
17. Myth Sizer  HYT EP  Plug Research
18. Jumping Back Slash  Get Gone  CDR
19. Mac Dee  City Of Tomrrow EP   Seed
20. Funk Butcher  90's    Houseology
21. The Sure Co.   Five  Jazz Re:Freshed
22. V/A  Bubblers Vol.9  Brownswood
23. Feivo  I Also Love Omar  CDR
24. Rose Riot  Playground  CDR
25. Captain Murphy Duality Mixtape  CDR
26. Blacksmif  How The FLy Saved The River  BlahBlahBlah
27. Glimpse  Caught On A Train  Hypercolour
28. Kuhn  Kings EP   Civil
29. Mara TK   Anyone Here (Simbad Remix)  CDR
30. Ambient Jazz Ensemble   Jazzface (Simbad Remix)  CDR

Friday 23 November 2012


Im Never Home November Chart

  1. Ambient Jazz Ensemble  Jazz Face Rework  CDR  
  2. Laurel Halo  Sunlight On The Faded Dub   Hyperdub
  3. Wobblejay Pres. Senior Runkle  Spank EP  CDR
  4. Pablo Fierro   The Lion   Vida
  5. Major Notes  Spotlight (Phountzi Dub)  CDR
  6. Recloose  Chamois EP + Remixes  Rush Hour
  7. Medlar   Govern    Wolf
  8. Creative Swing Alliance   You   CDR
  9. Shadow Child  23 EP   Food Music
10. Menik  Hold Me EP  Rebirth
11. Shoebox  Shifted EP   Shoebox
12. Greenmoney  Boomer    CDR
13. Xamiga  Kermit's Day Out   Rush Hour
14. Bebe Winans  Thank You  (Karizma Remix)   CDR
15. Same People   Dangerous (Nick Dunton Remix)   Same People
16. Wiseman  Drum Links  Arrecha
17. Biome  Driveway  Mindset
18. Zed Bias  Tug  CDR
19. Overlast    Alive   Voyage Direct
20. Starkey   Orbits LP  Civil
21. Phil Gerus   The Genius Of  Sonar Kollektiv
22. Yann Cook 2x2 EP   Ann2x2
23. Sleepin'  Giantz   Mucky   Tru Thoughts
24. Funkystepz  Vice-Versa  CDR
25. Kuhn  Kings EP   Civil

Friday 2 November 2012


Money Can't Buy You Good Taste October Chart Part 2

  1. Basic Soul Unit    Motional Response LP   Still Music
  2. DVA   Fly Juice EP    Hyperdub
  3. Machinedrum   Whatnot  CDR
  4. Swindle  Mischief   Deep Medi
  5. LPZ   Benedict & Grace EP    Loungin'
  6. V/A   The Smugglers Inn  Voyage 1 EP     Smugg
  7. Simian Mobile Disco  A Form Of Change EP   Wichita
  8. Fevo  The Way You Wanna   CDR
  9. Rafael Moraes   Modern Traditions EP    Yoruba
10. Flako   Eclosure EP   Five Easy Piece
11. Ossie  Find It   Hyperdub
12. Science Of Lazer   Science Of Lazer EP  Lazerkru
13. George Fitzgerald  Every Inch (Deetron Remix)  CDR
14. Dobie   Various NU   CDR
15. Mike Dehnert  Umgangston EP    Delsin
16. Submotion Orchestra  Fragments LP   Exceptionnal
17. V/A   The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club   Freestyle
18. Yann Cook   Rhomb   Ann Aimée
19. OOFT   Arbitrary EP    Foto
20. Hot Coins  Emotions  (Jakob Corn Workout Remix)  Sonar Kollektiv
21. Reso    Tangram LP   Civil
22. Paul White  The Room Below (Versions)  CDR
23. Eric Eriksson   Selected Works  Swedish Brandy
24. Jesse Boykins III & Melo-X  Zulu Guru LP   Co-Sign
25. Simbad Feat. Andre    Reconnect  (Dub)     Best Of

Sunday 14 October 2012


Back On The Road  October Chart Part 1

  1. Christo  Patterns LP   CDR
  2. Mellow Baku  Make It Brighter (Atjazz Remix) ARC
  3. Erotic City  Pleasure EP   Immerse Audio
  4. Machinedrum  Whatnot  CDR
  5. Om Unit  Edits  Le Singe  CDR
  6. V/A  Offering Recordings ADE Sampler   Offering
  7. Souljazz Orchestra  Solidarity LP  Strut
  8. Falty DL   Straight Arrow EP   Ninja Tune
  9. Deft - Flako   Illicit Fantasy   Skullcandy
10. Hiatus Kayote  Tawk Tomahawk LP   CDR
11. Photek  Pyramid   CDR
12. Old Apparatus  Harem EP  Sullen Tone
13. Pablo Rocc  Trouble   Immerse Audio
14. Bruk Boogie Crew  ILE  CDR
15. Debruit  From The Horizon Remixed  Civil Music
16. Jam City Classical Club Mixes  Night Slugs
17. The Herbaliser  A Sad State Of Affairs CDR
18. V/A  Phat Elephant Comp  RWAV / Local Talk
19. Soothsayers  Human Nature  Red Earth
20. T-Polar  The Archean EP    Rebirth
21. V/A  Chapter One Comp  Hemlock 
22. Venice Calypso  Trapezoid EP  Senseless 
23. Dj Mtshepang Ubizo EP  Deeper Shades
24. Dairmount   Dust Devil  RWAV
25. LV, Shigeto & Simbad   Live Jams  Mac Hard Drive

Tuesday 9 October 2012

October & November Gigs

13.10     Pakhuis Festival,  Rotterdam NL
20.10     Unsound Festival, Krakow  Poland
21.10     Ade @ Sugar Factory, Amsterdam NL
27.10     Wholemeal Warehouse Party  London
31.10     Crazy Beats Festival, Mulhouse FR
10.11     TBC
16.11     Prague (with Gilles Peterson)  CZ
17.11     Mala Live Show     London
20.11     Mala Live Show     Paris FR
23.11     Mala Live Show     Berlin GER
24.11     Mala Live Show     Amsterdam NL
30.11     Mala Live Show     Bruxelles BE
30.11     Canvas 5 Years Anniversary, Amsterdam NL
01.12     Mala Live Show   Utrecht  NL

Tuesday 2 October 2012

September Chart Part 2

A Sunny Week In Aruba Sept Chart Part 2

  1. Raoul K   Nu Album    Still Music
  2. AYBEE  Worlds LP   Deepblak 
  3. Milton Jackson  Breakdowns  Dark Energy
  4. Grooveman Spot  Paradox LP   Jazzy Sport
  5. V/A  NightRider Comp Vol.1   NightRider
  6. Fred Everything  Circles EP  Drumpoet Community
  7. Cleion & Jazz Pidjay  Freedom Sound  Favorite
  8. Redshape  Square LP    Running Back
  9. Deetron Ft Hercules & Love Affair  Crave (Ripperton Remix)  Music Man
10. Typesun Ft. Guido  Heart Maths (Perverlist Remix)  Root Elevation
11. Tony Thorpe & Friends  Globe Stepping EP   Studio Rockers
12. PMPDJ  Haterville LP   CDR
13. Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe   Kidsuke LP  Project Mooncircle 
14. S.E.F    Boiling Point    Switched On
15. Braiden  Belfry Tower   CDR
16. Ksoul & Muteoscillator  Aphrology EP  Mos Deep
17. El Freakadell  I Got You (House Vox Dub)  Compost Disco
18. Dj Vadim  Dont Be Scared LP   BBE
19. LV & Mumdance    Steak Night   CDR
20. Memory9  Black Dragon EP  Mnemomic Dojo
21. Mo Kolours  Dredd Music   White
22. T Polar  The Archean EP   Rebirth
23. Dusk & Blackdown   Nu Album   CDR
24. Thats Why  The Best Of Thats Why   Jazzman
25. Bareskin  Eyes EP   Hypercolour
26. Copy Paste Soul  Careful With Me  2 Swords
27. Velvet Tux  Creole / Some Kords   CDR
28. Von D Feat. Phephe  Deeper   CDR
29. OL  Body Varial EP   Error Broadcast
30. Karriem Riggins  Alone Together LP  Stones Throw

Saturday 8 September 2012

September Chart Part 1

The Mysteries Of Love Sept Chart Part 1

  1. Kid Sublime The Womb feat. Aja Monet   CDR
  2. Truenoys   We Been Waitin'   Lovemonk
  3. V/A  Spiritual Jazz Vol. 3  Jazzman
  4. Hizatron & Bashley  Discharge EP  Wigflex
  5. Fudge Fingas  S.V.T EP   Rush Hour
  6. El Verano   Last Dance Of The Warriors  DM
  7. Stereotyp   Various Nu Riddims  CDR
  8. Mizgir  Surya  ARC
  9. Arp 101 & Elliott Yorke  Fluro Black EP   Donky Pitch
10. V/A  The Boogie Vol. 3   Tokyo Dawn
11. The Rongetz Foundation  Brooklyn Butterfly EP  Heavenly Sweetness
12. Unspecified Enemies   Multi Oridnal Tracking Unit  EP (Numbers)
13. V/A  Brownswood Electric Vol. 3    Brownswood
14. Basic Soul Unit   Mindstorm / Swept   NonPlus
15. Funkineven feat. Fatima  Phoneline (Dauwd Edit)  CDR
16. Shur-I-Kan  In The Groove  Dark Energy
17. Joe  Studio Power On    Hemlock
18. Triumph feat. Valldeneu  Discover (Jimmy Edgar Remix)  Rebirth
19. Simon/off   Take It Back EP   Disko
20. Old Apparatus  Alfur EP   Sullen Tone 
21. Randomer  We Laugh We Scream EP    Hemlock
22. Sonar Pilot  Open House    SPAR
23. Kelpe  Bags Of Time EP  SVET
24. Fulgeance  Step Thru  LP    RX-TX
25. Mutabaraka  This Poem  (Irfan & Simbad Remix)  CDR

Monday 20 August 2012


Back To Africa August Chart

  1. Brisa  Low Altitude CDR
  2. Salvatore Agrosi  The Real Me (Marco Fracasso Mixes)  Deeper Shades Of House
  3. LV  Sebenza LP    Hyperdub
  4. Ro Ft Sphelele   Flirtatious Encounters (Klassmates Floor Dub)   Arrecha
  5. Morgan Zarate  Broken Heart COllector EP  Hyperdub
  6. Chasing Kurt    Galaxy Hero (Deep Space Orch Remix)  Carry On
  7. Pablo Fierro   San Borondon EP   Nulu
  8. Pixelord   Vibrate   Civil Music  
  9. Lewis James Peroxyde Blonde  Raid System
10. JJ Doom  Key To The Kuffs LP  Lex 
11. Bass Clef Dawn Chorus Pedal  Idle Hands
12. Greymatter  Sweat (James Welsh Remix)  Wolf 
13. Poirier & Face-T  We Rule The Area EP   CDR
14. Tom Trago Nu Shhhh CDR
15. Pearson Sound  Clutch / Underdog   Hessle Audio
16. HNNY  Trummor  Local Talk 
17. Mala   Rising  CDR
18. Artefakt  Mirror Society   Field
19. Irfan Rainy & Rex Leon  Brothers & Sisters (Various Mixes)  Rainy City
20. Old Apparatus  Realise EP  Sullen Tone
21. Antibalas  Dirty Money  Daptone
22. Tufan Demir  Making Bounces  Deep House Proposal
23. Sobz  Missing Chords   Ocha
24. Bocca Grande  Little Pianist Remixed  Rebirth 
25. Jose James  Sword & Gun (Simbad Ruff Dub)   CDR

Monday 23 July 2012


Summer Is The Best  July Chart

  1. Mala      In Cuba  LP   Brownswood    
  2. Ashley Beedle  Crystal One   CDR
  3. Michel Cleis  Mir A Nero  Pampa
  4. Zed Bias  2 Out Of Three  CDR
  5. Chimpo  More Bounce  CDR
  6. Sage Mong  Heartache Allegory LP   CDR
  7. Re_ill  Tranquilizer EP   Circulations
  8. V/A  Brownswood Bubblers Vol.8     Brownswood
  9. Om Unit  Aeolian EP   Civil
10. Gredits  Musique Love  Basic Fingers
11. Unfinished Business  Out Of My Hands Ep  Still Music
12. Tom Taylor & Gareth Whitehead Ft. Robert Owens  I Came To Dance (Reprise) LostMyDog
13.  Gemmy Badman Ting  Roska Kicks & Snares
14. Funystepz  Radar   CDR
15. Matt Flores  The Fields  Room With A View
16. V/A  Spring Forward Thinking  Plug Research
17. Innerspace Halflife  Phazzled MOS Deep
18. Karriem Riggins  Moogy Foog It  Stones Throe
19. At One  Various Nu  CDR
20. Untold  Kane  Hemlock
21. Djrum  Watermark  2nd Drop
22. Ross PTH  Various Nu  CDR
23. Teengirl Fantasy  Motif EP  R&S
24. Toto Bissainthe  Damballah (Fils De Guinée Mix)  CDR
25. Quantic & Alice Russel  Look Around The Corner (Simbad Remixes)  CDR

Wednesday 27 June 2012


Closer To Reality June Chart

  1. Madlib & Freddie Gibbs   Stones Throw
  2. Disclosure   The Face EP   CDR
  3. Ray Stephen Oche No Discrimination LP Favorite
  4. Currambero De Gamerro  La Prena (Jose Marquez remix)  Yoruba Soul
  5. Cooly G   Playin Me LP   Hyperdub
  6. Sam Matters  Weight Of My Mind  Freerange
  7. Breach  You Wont Find Love Again  Naked Naked
  8. Kink  Hand Made  Rush Hour
  9. Darling Farah  Body LP    Civil Music
10. Simian Mobile Disco  Unpatterns LP    CDR
11. Incognito  Freedom To Love (Atjazz Mixes)  CDR
12. Tuccillo & Kiko Navaro  Lovery EP  King Street 
13. Zed Bias   Copper  CDR
14. KW Griff    Bring In The Katz (L-Vis 1990 Dub)  Night Slugs
15. Cosmin TRG  Sommer  50Weapons
16. Anon  Bite The Hand   CDR
17. Inkswel The Ginseng Root EP  Dopeness Galore
18. Alpines  Empire (Tessela Remix)   CDR
19. Beneath   Send  NOSY
20. Simbad feat. Andre   Reconnect (Ruff Mix)  CDR

Saturday 26 May 2012

NYC : I Love Vinyl 3rd Year Anniversary !!!!

This is one party you dont wanna miss if you're on the other side of the Atlantic !!! Big up my compadres & extended fam, these guys are true don djs  & wax lovers... and check that HILARIOUS video :-D

Thursday 24 May 2012

May Chart Part 2

London Shines In May Chart Part 2

  1. V/A 122 BPM  The Birth Of House Music Still Music
  2. Dj Rum  ATuriya (Tessela Remix)  2nd Drop
  3. Untold  Caslon   Hemlock
  4. T Polar  The Hadean  Rebirth
  5. Trevor Depp Jr  Keep On! EP   Delsin
  6. Leonidas  Interstellar Meditation  Round In Motion
  7. UglyDrums  Get up (Edit)   Faces
  8. Jerome Derradji  Disconnect EP  Stillove4Music
  9. Sasse Third Encounter LP  Moodmusic
10. At One African Healing Dance (Atjazz Mixes)  ARC
11. Yse Magic In Your Eyes (Giom Remix)  Lost My Dog
12. EAN  Darknet EP   Cosmic Bridge
13. Hollie Cook & Prince Fatty  Dub LP   Mr Bongo
14. Pablo Valentino  Space Tribe  CDR
15. Distal  Civilization LP  Techtonic Plates
16. Policy  One Last Time EP  Rush Hour
17. Shy One  Lickle Rascal  DVA Music
18. Dobie  Hustle With Speed  Big Dada
19. 813  Erotica (Om Unit Remix)  CDR
20. Deetron & Simbad   Untittled   CDR

Thursday 10 May 2012

May Chart Part 1

Back In La Havanaaaaaaaa Yeaaaaaaaaah May Chart Part 1
  1. Sweatson Klank  Elevate Me EP   PMC
  2. Moresounds  Cannabis   CDR
  3. Jai Paul   Jasmine  XL
  4. Drumagick   Brazilian Parade  Tru Thoughts
  5. Dj Mitsu The Beats  Beat Installements LP   Jazzy sport
  6. Nas  The Don (Hot City Hype Mix)  CDR
  7. Pablo Fierro  Vida Ep   VR
  8. Ripperton  Show Me (Ghostek Remix)  Tamed Musiq
  9. Marco Bernardi  La Montagne Des Reves  Royal Oak
10. EnaWadan  Reborn (Tuff City Kids Acid Mix)  Drum Poet 
11. Duplex   Damn Dark Wind   Field
12. San Proper  Auto Sea  Rush Hour
13. John Daly  Sunburst LP    Compost
14. Sinden  Keep It 1000 (Duke Dumont Remix)   Grizzly
15. Tom Trago  Iris Remixes    Rush Hour
16. Wil Maddams  Stand In For Love  Local Talk
17. Girl Unit  Club Rez EP  Night Slugs
18. V/A  Cooly G Presents Dub Organizer Vol.1  Dub Organizer
19. Huxley  Out Of The Box EP   VIS
20. Moire   Various NU  CDR 
21. Manni  Shifting EP   Hit & Hope
22. Fudge Fingas  Eyes On The Prize   Rush Hour
23. Brackles  Various Nu  Rinse
24. Ooko Sex Sells EP    MIMM
25. Special Request   White   White

Friday 4 May 2012

RIP Adam 'MCA' Yauch (Beastie Boys)

“It is with great sadness” (the statement from Beastie Boys website) reads, “That we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “MCA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.”
“Born in Brooklyn, New York, Yauch taught himself to play bass in high school, forming a band for his 17th birthday party that would later become known the world over as Beastie Boys.
“With fellow members Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Adrock” Horovitz, Beastie Boys would go on to sell over 40 million records, release four #1 albums–including the first hip hop album ever to top the Billboard 200, the band’s 1986 debut full length, Licensed To Ill–win three Grammys, and the MTV Video Vanguard Lifetime Achievement award. Last month Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with Diamond and Horovitz reading an acceptance speech on behalf of Yauch, who was unable to attend.
“In addition to his hand in creating such historic Beastie Boys albums as Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, Hello Nasty and more, Yauch was a founder of the Milarepa Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and activism regarding the injustices perpetrated on native Tibetans by Chinese occupational government and military forces. In 1996, Milarepa produced the first Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, which was attended by 100,000 people, making it the biggest benefit concert on U.S. soil since 1985′s Live Aid. The Tibetan Freedom Concert series would continue to stage some of the most significant benefit shows in the world for nearly a decade following in New York City, Washington DC, Tokyo, Sydney, Amsterdam, Taipei and other cities.”In the wake of September 11, 2001, Milarepa organized New Yorkers Against Violence, a benefit headlined by Beastie Boys at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, with net proceeds disbursed to the New York Women’s Foundation Disaster Relief Fund and the New York Association for New Americans (NYANA) September 11th Fund for New Americans–each chosen for their efforts on behalf of 9/11 victims least likely to receive help from other sources.
“Under the alias of Nathanial Hörnblowér, Yauch directed iconic Beastie Boys videos including “So Whatcha Want,” “Intergalactic,” “Body Movin” and “Ch-Check It Out.” Under his own name, Yauch directed last year’s Fight For Your Right Revisited, an extended video for “Make Some Noise” from Beastie Boys’ Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, starring Elijah Wood, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen as the 1986 Beastie Boys, making their way through a half hour of cameo-studded misadventures before squaring off against Jack Black, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as Beastie Boys of the future.
“Yauch’s passion and talent for filmmaking led to his founding of Oscilloscope Laboratories, which in 2008 released his directorial film debut, the basketball documentary Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot and has since become a major force in independent video distribution, amassing a catalogue of such acclaimed titles as Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy, Oren Moverman’s The Messenger, Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop, Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze’s Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak, and many more.
“Yauch is survived by his wife Dechen and his daughter Tenzin Losel, as well as his parents Frances and Noel Yauch”.

Wednesday 25 April 2012

A few really good radio shows...

I hardly ever listen to radio these days, or even podcasts or shows BUT there's a few that i check when i get a chance & that spread the GOOD music, yes THAT GOOOOOOOOD music :-D

Not only she's one talented singer & songwriter but her taste is spot on, Giovanca can dfntly school
most of da dj cats i know on the soul & jazz tip... 

Obviously my brother & musical twin Dj Lefto always offers the cream of the cream, slow, fast, nu or old, u get it all & its all good !!

Had to put papa Gilles P as he's da daddy, with his nu 3 hours show every saturday, spreading the greatest forms of music, future or past... Vas-y Gillou !!

Soooooo many good shows on there, including Charles Webster's one, Mamiko or Dj Cosmo, loads of known & unknown amazing people & ALL music styles represented... Yeaaaaars of good music to listen in the archives...

The best radio in East London when it comes to eclecticness & good vibrations, nuff friends & fam playin on there, quality always.

The sickest 'dance music' radio as its all broadcasted live from the club / festival / living room & every forthcoming talent has done it, UK style, nuff said

and thats it for today... Enjoy !!

Friday 20 April 2012

April Chart

April Showers & Spring Stop Overs Chart

  1. Machinedrum & Falty DL  Give In 2   CDR
  2. Phil Asher  Rhythmical Whim's EP  restless soul
  3. Jumping Back Slash  Uhlobo / Unkhathi   CDR
  4. Greymatter  Give In To Me (Remixes)  Wolf
  5. Aardvarck   Indo EP    Skudge
  6. Sinistarr  Cetra EP   Hit & Hope
  7. S Maharba  French Maid EP   BTS
  8. Shadow Child   String Thing   CDR
  9. Kid Sublime  The Good EP   Dopeness Galore
10. DVA  Polyphonic Dub  CDR
11. Pat Lezizmo Chop Curry (Blaq Soul Remix)  Smooth Agent
12. Gurhan  Between Us (Terry Lee Brown Jr Remix)  DHP
13. Columbia Nights  Dawn / Dusk   Record Breakin 
14. Andrea   Work The Middle  CDR
15. Pépé Bradock  Imbroglios Part 1   Atavisme
16. Andras Fox  Your Life EP   CDR
17. L-Vis 1990  Club Constructions Vol.1   Night Slugs
18. A Taut Line  Blue Optics  CDR
19. Evangeline   Untitled  CDR
20. Simbad   Untitled Nu DUBZ  MacBook Pro

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Lupus Awareness

My friend Daphne's little sister has a severe form of Lupus and started a foundation called the Plum Blossom Foundation to create more awareness on Lupus. For this she made a film called FLARE.
The film FLARE  is online on the Plum Blossom Foundation website

Spread the word please

(J Dilla passed away due to Lupus)

Monday 9 April 2012

Grems New Mixtape !!

My brother Grems is giving away a free mixtape (this one is for the frenchies !) mixed by my other brother the one & only Lefto, including loads of unreleased feat. Opolopo, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Dj Troubl, Son Of Kick, Simbad & others on the production...

Download Here :

Wednesday 4 April 2012

Educational Fragment 4

HILAAAAAAAAAAAAARIOOUS !!! (And very true too !!!!)  Merci Lefto...

Sunday 1 April 2012

March Chart Part 2

Yeeeeeeeeeeeees Spriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime March Chart Part 2

 1. Claro Intelecto Reform Club Lp Delsin
 2. Sweatheart Of Kahiri Sweetheart Of Kahiri EP CDR
 3. Roberto Rodriguez Tell Me (Instrumental) Serenades
 4. Lay-Far Detour EP Soulimago
 5. Ill Blu Clapper Hyperdub
 6. Various Artists Beatronomy LP Dark Energy
 7. Kalbata Freetown / Skanker Greenmoney
 8. Lone Galaxy Garden LP R&S
 9. Lack Of Afro Remixes & Rarities LP Freestyle
10. Ebo Taylor Appia Kwa Bridge LP Soundway
11. Deep Space Orchestra Blindsided (Medlar Remix) Foto
12. Kelpe I Felt Fuzzy EP Svet
13. Mr Cenzo Push It (Poussez Remix) Artizan
14. Mitsu The Beats Silver Jazzy Sport
15. Helix Drum Track (Instru + Vox Ft Flirta D) Night Slugs
16. Jessica Lauren Four LP Freestyle
17. Scrimshire Everything You Say EP Wah Wah 18. IG Culture Black Renaissance Kindered Spirit 19. Ports Nowhere In Between CDR

Tuesday 13 March 2012

March Chart Part 1

Gospel Skyes Over Magnetic Fields March Chart Part 1

1. Al Tourettes Swan Sketch Baselogic
2. Untold Motion The Dance Hemlock
3. Shur-I-Kan Anyone 4 Love Dark Energie
4. Azanyah The One LP Jazzman Rec
5. Willie Graff & Tuccillo Phonomontage EP Freerange
6. Los Charly’s Orchestra Swingin To The Bass (Rahaan Mix) Dopeness Galore
7. AFFKT Grandiosa / Vainilla Guayaba Syncopat
8. Pearson Sound Footloose CDR
9. Ena + Elemental Use Your Imagination EP Runtime
10. Jamie Finlay Like Honey Stilove4music
11. Imugem Orishasam Gleam From Distant Planet EP Nsyde
12. Belleruche Rollerchain LP Tru THoughts
13. King Bayaa Ekat Em Yawa Deeper Shades
14. Radioactive Man Nasty Radio (Wang Trax)
15. Naive Machine Shored Up / Smashing It CDR
16. Shane Linehan Do You Know Who You Are Local Talk
17. Sy Smith Fast & Curious LP Psyko
18. The Hacker Shockwave (Altern8 Remix) Different
19. House Shoes & Jimetta Rose Castles CDR
20. Bongos Ikwue Love Of My Life (Simbad Lover Mix) CDR

Educational Fragment 3

Lets get some perspective :-)

Tuesday 28 February 2012

February Chart Part 2

Swiss Mountains & Chocolate February Chart Part 2

1. Recloose Magic EP Rush Hour
2. Various Artist V/A EP WOLF011
3. Gerry Read Yeh Come Dance Delsin
4. Kodiak Spreo Superbus NMBRS
5. Stereotyp 2021 EP Crunchtime
6. Vicelow Sale Beat (Son Of Kick Remix) CDR
7. Joash Various Remixes Compost Black Label
8. Hunee Minnoch Rush Hour
9. Habstrakt & Badjokes Miaow (123Mrk Remix) Radio Los Santos
10. Mr Beatnick Sungoddess Don't Be Afraid
11. Yør Modern Slaves Of Contemporary Contexts EP Purple Maze
12. Machinedrum Nastyfuckk EP Index
13. Scuba Cognitive Dissonance Hotflush
14. Sawlin Neid Auf Vacuum Ann Aimée
15. Two Armadillos Golden Age Thinking Part 1 Two Armadillos

Thursday 23 February 2012

Interview For Atjazz Rec...

Ok so my head was a bit in da clouds that day :-D but hey, its like with tunes sometimes, when they come out you can't really tweak them again... Moments in time & space... Massive shout to Martin & the Atjazz family !!!

Friday 17 February 2012

February Chart Part 1

You Know Me, Its Valentine Day Everyday Of My Life... February Chart Part 1

1. Do The Dilla 2012 - A Trubute To The Drum-Master CDR
2. Grems Paris CDR
3. Various Artists Spiritual Jazz Vol. 2 Jazzman Rec
4. Goth-Trad New Epoch LP Deep Medi
5. Kid Sublime Various Nu CDR
6. Kutmah Presents Worldwide Family Vol. 2 Brownswood
7. Paper Tiger Modern Dynamics (Vocal Cut) Mind On Fire
8. Various Artists 10th Anniversary Box Set Project Mooncircle
9. Roman Rauch Birth Of Memory CDR
10. Si Tew (Atjazz Galactic Dub) ARC
11. Tom Noble Dancing Hard (Al Kent's Disco Mix) Clone
12. Niama Makalou Kognokoura EP Sofrito
13. Tessela Darlene, Please 2nd Drop
14. Nu Frequency Connected Remixes Rebirth
15. Burial Kindred EP Hyperdub
16. Poussez VS Demarkus Lewis Passin Thru (Dub Mixes) Tone Control
17. Charles Webster Ft Shana Halligan Give Me More EP Miso
18. Jupiter Tuning Center Various Nu CDR
19. Aquadrop Meaning Of Dreams Seclus
20. Mala & Simbad Cubatronics Dubs CDR

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Worldwide Festival Winter Session 01/03/2012

From 2013, the Worldwide Festival team look forward to welcoming you on the slopes of Leysin in Switzerland for a brand new winter edition of the WF! But you can already have a taste of this new WF experience on the 1st of March 2012. We invite you to join us for a WF Sessions with Gilles Peterson, Dimlite, Garfld and Simbad for the opening of the Nescafé Champs, the oldest freestyle snowboard competition in Europe .

You are used to dancing in the sand, well... get ready to dance in the snow. And if you miss the beach, simply cross the border and take a look at the "Mer de Glace". For those who are sensitive to the cold, Gilles and the WF gang will make sure to raise the temperature a few degrees for this first Helvetic rendez-vous.

Saturday 4 February 2012

Monday 30 January 2012

January Chart Part 2

The Venus Project January Chart Part 2

1. Scratcha DVA Pretty Ugly LP Hyperdub

2. Neon Jung Delirium Tremens (Nathan Fake Remix) Magic Wire

3. Jon Phonics Grid Games EP Prism

4. Red Rackem Various Nu Bergerac / Ramp

5. Deepeaters Amasotcha (M&M ft Christian Lamper Remix) Loud East

6. Aybee Atral Metronome EP Deepblak

7. Dr Jeep Turok CDR

8. Mala Enter Dimensions DMZ

9. Munchi Ft Mr Lexx Shottas (Stereotyp Remix) CDR

10. Nickodemus Nu Bits Wonderwheel

11. Rondenion Song A Faces

12. Mickey Pearce Dont Ask Dont Get Swamp

13. Margot 4 Aggressve Young Boys HYR

14. OOFT ! Memories (Esa's Rememory Mix) FOTO

15. Bambounou Fake Jake CDR

16. Gang Colours Fancy Restaurant (Deft Remix) Brownswood

17. Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka They! Live LP 50 Weapons

18. AnD Untittled Black Sun

19. Radiohead Feral (Kaytronik Re-Edit) CDR

20. Simbad & Thundercat Punch Drunk Love (ruff) CDR

Saturday 28 January 2012

Breakdance Project In Uganda (Part 2)

Aaaaah it took me a while to fully realize that i landed back in London almost 10 days ago... My head & spirit was still somewhere in Africa until now... What an fabulous trip !!
First of all, i gotta congratulate all the dancers for the 2 amazing performances of our Breaking Free Show in Kampala, both were an absolute success on every front & it made me really proud to have shared such an experience of dance, theater & music (and more) with all these talented individuals !!! We worked hard to create the full show from scratch (only in 20 days) & we became a proper family. Obviously with the help of a few others, especially for the costumes, lights & sound equipement, big up Caro. Hopefully we will soon be able to show the film for it & i really hope that the piece will come to Europe eventually. For now there's a few more shows planned in Uganda & in the countries nearby (set up by Alliance Française & Goethe Institute) this year but the ideal really would be for this adventure to carry onto the World and inspire... On a musical level it also inspired me so much as it was the my 1st time working on a show (with a choregrapher & dancers) & write with them a story, something really tangible and beautiful somehow... So yes, extremely positive experience that i'd love to renew in the future. On the last sunday before our departure (Seb Jaekwon & i) we went with the whole crew to Entebbe for a day by the lake at this beach resort (although we swam in the swimming pool nearby)... SO MUCH FUUUUUUUN !!!!!!! And well deserved too i must say :-) Next time im looking forwad to discover more of the Ugandan nature & get out more of Kampala. But for now, its 5º C outside on my balcony.

A GREAT THANK YOU & MASSIVE LOVE TO : Matthieu (Chinese Man), Caro & Semeko, Seb Jaekwon (the Don), the dancers Cathy, Remi, Fahaad, Miki, Ibra, Abdu, Hakim, Davis, Fizal (Immune Crew !!!), Ki, Abrams and his crew, Breakdance Uganda fam, Sharing Centre fam, Clotilde, Jean Jacques, Terry & Alliance Française, Marie & French Ambassy, Bettina, Goethe Institute, Mikele, Eleanore Val & Pamela (and the family), Simba, Patrick & Warehouse crew (despite the generator cuts due to the lack of kerosene in the tank... what ???), Fahaad's Family, Oscar, Ken, all the kids & all the enthusiastic youngsters i met during my stay, everyone who showed me their side of Kampala, All @ Namuli Suites, National Theatre Crew for letting me do the lights & mess around with the board... MUWULILIZE... T'WITCH KOLE !!! NJAGALLA MIREMBE, OTCHTE GUERE ..?

Thursday 26 January 2012

The Ones

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Monday 23 January 2012

January Chart Part 1

Back From Africa January Chart Part 1

1. Bonobo Black Sands Remixed Ninja Tune

2. Quantic & Alice Russell Look Around The Corner Thru Thoughts

3. The Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio LP Blue Note

4. Boog Brown Detroit CDR

5. Sonarpilot Freefall (Jonny Miller 808 Demo version) CDR

6. Ghost Mutt Figure You Out Donky Pitch

7. MJ Cole Red & Black Prolific

8. Kirk Degiorgio Divine Logic 12'' Rush Hour

8. Disclosure Flow CDR

9. Objekt Porcupine Hessle Audio

10. Hazylujah Too Many Ghosts EP Delsin

11. C.R.S.T What I Want (Vocal Mix) Valve

12. Spam Chop Frames Mimm

13. Darkhouse Fam In & Out EP Earnest Endeavours

14. Kelly Pavan Streaming With Audrey Space Breaks

15. San Proper & Aroy Dee Perfume EP MOS

16. Locked Groove Rooted EP Hot Flush

17. Klic Post CDR

18. Fau & Deam Life Act EP Dubporn

19. Grems Neutralia (Simbad Mix) CDR

20. Simbad Untittled Nu CDR

Monday 9 January 2012

Breakdance Project In Uganda (Part 1)

12 days ago i landed in Entebbe via Doha (Qatar) then straight to Kampala, the capital of Uganda. Tropical heat between 25 & 30°C everyday, the rainy season has just passed in East Africa... Right. Where do i start ?? Mmmmh... Ok . I got invited here by the Alliance Française & Goethe Institue to work with 10 top (selected) Ugandan dancers to create a unique piece that we're showing friday @ the Sharing Centre & saturday @ the National Theatre. Joinin me to work on the show is Seb Jaekwon, a wicked German/Korean dancer & choreographer (Reckless Crew) who's more involved in the dancing part as i take care of the music process, timing , selection & sounds thru the piece. We kinda came up with a ruff idea for the story then developped it with the dancers as we all got to know eachother more. Its called Breaking Free :-)
Seb & i are stayin in Boziga (one of Kampala many districts, as the city is really spread out) and everyday we ride a Boda-Boda to start the rehearsals around 9am in N'Zambya. Its a motorcycle-taxi bascially. No helmets. No speed limits. There are no rules here road wise !!! Trust me a already had a few near death experiences :-/ haha...
Everywhere the soil is red and everything grows. Very green, the city kinda reminds me a bit of Rio hill-wise. Despite the hecticness of everyday life people are very peaceful & friendly and all the tribes cohabit around Lake Victoria in a non-conflicting way. Although we've been workin everyday i've been to a few local bar/clubs but musically it was pretty horrid. Think Rihanna meets MTV crap mixed with some reggaeton mixed with some electro-dance shit. And scarely enough it didnt seem to bother no-one, locals or expats... ! Thats where commercial global culture destroys the soul slowly by slowly, where ever you may be on Earth, in my humble opinion... In Kampala you can come out from a good restaurant or a supermarket then enter the poorest ghetto just accross the road. Its all pretty mixed up here socialwise, apart of a few neighbourhoods that have Beverly-Hills types of houses & palaces (like in Kololo where i ended up in NYE, had to cancel my SA gig due to flight distance & timing...). Street food wise its a bit like in Jamaica, chicken & goat meet on grills, Rollex (rolled omelette in a chapati) & fries or samosas (also a big indian influence somehow) or the traditonnal matoke and rice (green plantain that isnt sweet). Tilapias (from the super polluted lake) is all you find fishwise but the beef is really tasty (if your not a vegetarian). Really enjoyin every moment here still (far from the cold !!!) and the dancers involved in the project are soooooooo good !We're mixing all kinds of styles : B-Boyin, Poppin, Lockin, House, Modern, Acrobatics etc... Really excitin. The Ugandan Breakdance scene is really spread here, giving the youth an opportunity to learn the moves & contribute to its worldwide movement. Somehow i hope that our Breaking Freee piece will be able to be shown accross a few countries, whether its in Europe or Africa... See what happens... But its nice to be involved in a project of this kind as its challenging & musically i get do share my vibes & do something very different. Will keep you posted of my further adventures in Uganda but for now gotta go back to work... Best wishes to you who's reading this and stay healthy amongst everything this year... 'Til next time.